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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Honoring Elizabeth Taylor’s Work in the HIV Community

Elizabeth Taylor testifying at a congressional hearing

AIDS.gov joins our colleagues at organizations such as amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), and POZ in recognizing the passing of Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011). In addition to being known as an Oscar-winning actress, Ms. Taylor was truly committed to responding to HIV from the early days of the epidemic. In…

One Year: The Affordable Care Act

HealthCare.gov: Take health care into your own hands.

A year ago this week, President Obama signed the landmark Affordable Care Act into law.  In just one year, the Affordable Care Act has already given Americans more freedom and control over their health care choices. The Affordable Care Act is working to lower health care costs for families and businesses. It also is working…

HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

YouTube Thumbnail: A Conversation on HIV Prevention for Men who have Sex with Men at CROI 2011

Earlier this month, Gregorio Millett, with the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, gave two presentations on the critical HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. The first was titled Responding to Risk Among U.S. MSM . The second was…

HHS Launches New Website: Stopbullying.gov

stopbullying.gov screenshot

Today, HHS launches a new website called Stopbullying.gov. The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides information on finding help if you, or someone you know, is being bullied. In October 2010, we posted twice…

Highlights From CROI

Conversations with AIDS.gov: At CROI 2011 with the National Institutes of Health. March 3, 2011 - Boston, MA

On Wednesday, March 2, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases at HHS spoke with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach about his reflections on the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. Dr. Dieffenbach serves as the Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…

Effective HIV Prevention Programs in the U.S.

Conversations with AIDS.gov: Conference on Human Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). February 28, 2011 - Boston, MA

On Monday, February 28, Dr. Jonathan Mermin gave a plenary presentation at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. Dr. Mermin is the Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.  His talk was titled The Science and Practice…

Podcasting CROI: Bringing the Science to You

CROI 2011 Boston Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2011

I've been at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week in Boston. As we mentioned in earlier posts and tweets, the CROI conference committee has been making scientific session available as webcasts and podcasts . As Dr. Valdiserri mentioned in last week's post, "The conference provides a critically important global forum…

The 12 Cities Project

Department of Health and Human Services 12 Cities Project. February 25, 2011

An important component of the HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan is what is known as “the 12 Cities Project.” The HHS-wide project supports and accelerates comprehensive HIV/AIDS planning and cross-agency response in the 12 U.S. jurisdictions that bear the highest AIDS burden in the country. We have touched on the project in some prior…